The eclectic South of Boston region marches to the beat of its own drummer, and that drummer likes history, beaches, and unexpected art. Live like the Pilgrims did (or at least make candles like they did) at Plimoth Plantation, a living-history museum where it’s always 1627 (i.e. nobody is texting!). Check out the New Bedford Whaling Museum or, even better, check out some actual whales, in the very place that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Go to the Art Complex Museum for the classic Shaker furniture, and stay for the Japanese tea ceremony. See? We told you it was unexpected. Regardless, enjoy the natural beauty and charm of the South Shore.

For more information on the South of Boston region, visit these sites:
Plymouth County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Southeaster Massachusetts Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Plymouth Waterfront

  • Mayflower Replica, Plymouth

  • 1749 Spooner House

    Plymouth

    1749 house occupied by five generations of Spooner family; furnished entirely with family heirlooms. Open Thurs & Fri, 2-6pm; Sat 10... more

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  • Scituate Light

    Scituate

    Est. in 1811. Grounds open by appointment only. Oldest lighthouse in US with attached living quarters. more

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  • Wompatuck State Park

    Hingham

    Wooded campground with 258 sites, 140 with 20-amp service; hiking, bike paths, mountain biking, and horseback riding; fishing and hunting. Open mid-April... more

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  • America's Hometown Trolley

    Plymouth

    Hop aboard our vintage looking Trolley for a hour and fifteen minute tour of historic Plymouth. more

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  • Borden Flats Light

    Fall River

    Est. in 1881. No public access. more

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  • Butler Flats Light

    New Bedford

    Est. in 1898; best views are from the seawall off Ricketson St. No public access. more

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  • CabbyShack Restaurant

    Plymouth

    Open Year Round, 11am-1am, 7 Days. Serving Lunch and Dinner-Pizza/Chowda til Midnight-Cocktails til 1am. Located on Plymouth's Historic Waterfront.... more

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  • Duxbury Beach

    Duxbury

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  • Hampton Inn and Suites

    Plymouth

    Plymouth's Newest Landmark- Close to shopping and restaurants. Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast, Complimentary Shuttle to area attractions, Indoor Pool and... more

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  • Imagination Island

    Plymouth

    Imagination Island is the Boston area's premier indoor playground. With 5,500 square feet of island-themed play space, children ages 1-8 (and... more

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  • Jenney House Museum - Historic Tours of Plymouth

    Plymouth

    Built in 1749 the Jenney House Museum is a 17th Century living history museum. Located on the site of the original... more

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  • Narragansett Bay Cruises

    Fall River

    90-minute sightseeing tour of Fall River, Narragansett Bay lighthouses, and historic naval ships of Battleship Cove. more

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  • Plymouth Beach

    Plymouth

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  • 1749 Court House

    Plymouth

    Oldest surviving two story wooden courthouse in America containing artifacts from early Plymouth. As a young lawyer, John Adams argued... more

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  • 1782 Whitfield House

    Plymouth

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  • AHA! New Bedford

    New Bedford

    AHA! (art, history and architecture) Night is a FREE arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of... more

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  • America's Hometown Shuttle

    Plymouth

    While relaxing in the comfort and nostalgia of our trolleys, our drivers will guide you through the rich history, world... more

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  • Attleboro Area Industrial Museum

    Attleboro

    Artifacts from the industrial revolution. more

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  • By the Sea Bed & Breakfast

    Plymouth

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  • Colonial Lantern Tour

    Plymouth

    Candle lit walking tour of Plymouth Massachusetts. 90 minute tour. Stroll the historic streets and alleyways of Plymouth by candlelight. Each... more

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